Orlando Magic vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 3/2/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (26-35) at Orlando Magic (27-33)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -7 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic meet Monday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.5 points and 7.9 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 22.2 points and four rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost six straight road games.
The Orlando Magic look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.1 points and 10.8 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 19 points and 2.6 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last six home games.
The Trail Blazers are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Magic are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Monday games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 14-5 in Trail Blazers last 19 overall. The over is 9-1-1 in Magic last 11 overall. The Trail Blazers are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
You'd think the Portland Trail Blazers and free points has some value given theyr'e fighting for a playoff spot, but this team is just way too banged up to back with any confidence. The Trail Blazers are losing their last five games by an average of eight points while allowing 48.6 percent shooting from the field and 42.3 percent shooting from deep. The Orlando Magic don't blow a lot of teams out, but they are playing improved basketball and need to keep winning if they hope to stay out of that eighth seed in the East. I'll lay the points with the Magic, as the Trail Blazers don't have enough healthy bodies to compete.